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Vasopressin in Prevention of Lumbar Puncture Headache

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5632.677 (Published 14 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:677
  1. Hasan Aziz,
  2. John Pearce,
  3. E. Miller

    Abstract

    A double-blind controlled trial of aqueous vasopressin injection (Pitressin) in the prophylaxis of lumbar puncture reactions in 50 patients showed that the incidence of reactions was unaffected, but that severe reactions occurred less frequently in the treatment group. Moderately severe side-effects occurred in 27% of those receiving vasopressin.